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❓ What does "FAQ" mean?

This abbreviation stands_for "Frequently_Asked_Questions". These_FAQs_here give compact_answers to_questions often_asked by visitors_of_this_website:    

⬆️πŸ“₯ How can I download the book?

Step 1: Load_the_PDF via the following_link: F β†’pdf.fdmc.info Downloading may_take_a_few_seconds. Step 2: If the PDF_book gets displayed_directly_in_your_browser, you_will still_need_to save_it_to_your_harddisk. To_do_so, use_within_the_book_view the_browser_function Save as ... (Ctrl+S).  

β¬†οΈβ™ŸοΈ What are ("planned_and_existing") dystopias?

In literature, a_"dystopia" is_the dark_opposite_of_a_utopia. Bad_societal_developments however also_happen in_real_life, sometimes_planned by criminals_with_access_to_power, sometimes_unplanned as_a_result of ignorance_and_carelessness. Much_of_today is the result_of_that, and_occasionally dark_future_plans_leak_out. The_world_of_today can_be_seen as_a_dystopia both_from a_past (such_as before_the_nuclear_threat, before_environmental_poisoning, before_urbanization, and_much_more) and_from a better_future that will_come_someday.  

β¬†οΈπŸ‘πŸ½ What is Future_Democracy?

Future Democracy redefines_democracy as_self-determination by_self-administration in_self-responsibility β€”_in_contrast_to modern_democracy that_claims might-makes-right of majorities_over_minorities and an_alleged representability of_people be_"democracy", and_in_contrast_to ancient_democracy which_was_nothing_but an_extended_oligarchy where_men_of_high_status ruled_together over_the_vast_majority. Future Democracy offers soundly_developed concrete_guidelines, know-how, and_strategies, to_positively_advance_the_world, which_not_only for ethical but_also for strategic_reasons can_only_be_done without_violence and without_manipulation, just_on_the_basis_of voluntary_choice and the impact_of_positive_examples and_a_solidly_self-regulating organizational_structure. For_you_personally, Future_Democracy is_the_chance of_growing more_and_more self-determination, teaming_up_with_friends to_live_your_dreams.  

β¬†οΈπŸ—„οΈ Why has the_book so_many_pages?

Besides the ca._90-page_introduction_for_all, it_contains detailed_know-how, instructions, and suggestions for_all_relevant_sectors, which_normally will_be_studied in_division_of_interests. Each_individual thus only_needs_to_read_a_fraction, as_with_an_encyclopedia.  

β¬†οΈπŸ”Ž Is there some_cult, corporation, state, or_political_organization behind_this_book?

Not at all: The book is a purely_individual_project of a German-born small_business_owner (interdisciplinary scientific engineering_consulting, software_development, and_text_services such_as editing, proof-reading, ghost-writing, translations, and_transcriptions) currently_living_in_Africa, who_has_a_family_background of_academics and_economists. He has lived long enough in_the German_Democratic_Republic and_then in_"reunited"_Germany to_compare_first-hand both_the_propaganda and_the_realities of_both_regime_blocs (East_and_West, socialism_and_capitalism). Life_in_Africa, friends_from very_different cultures_from all_around_the_world (including_USA, Japan, Indonesia, Turkey, and_Cuba), western_and_eastern philosophy, history, and social_sciences, as_well_as a_few close_encounters_with_death motivate_him since_over_20_years to_invest his_expertises and lots_and_lots_of_work_effort into developing_optimal_solutions for_societal_problems.  

β¬†οΈπŸ’ Do I spot communism_there?

Certainly not in_the_sense of the states_of_the_Eastern_Bloc, which_also only in western_propaganda were_called_"communism". While_they all had Communist_Parties and promised their_citizens that someday_in_the_future they_would_surely_get to the utopia_of_communism, they_regarded the people_as_incapable of self-responsible_living, since_they_be too_much_influenced by an authoritarian_past, so_that_they still require a_strong_state that_would, so_the_claim, lead_them_to_communism. The socio-philosophical_concept called_communism is much_older than Marxism and its derivates Leninism, Stalinism, Maoism, and_so_on, but_has_always only_been a_vague_utopian_vision, such_as_also democracy_so_far. The_basic_idea_is that_the_people somehow_together (Latin:_communis) manage_their_lives, all_being_there_for_each_other, mutually_supporting_each_other. This_is so_far nothing_more_than a_golden_dream, like_for_instance the_dream_of_flight, and_still_far_from having_an_actual_aircraft, not_to_speak_of one flying_reliably_and_safely. Future Democracy however works_instantly, and_this within_each_system, it_does_precisely_not use state_power, bringing_into_line, force, and_manipulation, but_in_stark_contrast builds_on self-determination, an_ethically_founded indivudal_freedom, factual_exemplariness, and_transparency.  

β¬†οΈπŸ΄ Isn't that actually_anarchy?

Other than in political_propaganda, that_defines_anarchy as_chaos, violence, and_lawlessness, the_term_anarchy in_social_philosophy stands_for a_variety_of different_concepts for how a better_form_of_society could_look_like that_is free_of_power_hierarchies, free_of_exploitation and the_violence and_manipulation of the impudence_of_desiring_control over_other_people. In_this_sense, the_idea_of_an_anarchy (Greek_an-archos: without_leader/boss) is_a_concretization of the search for_the_ideal_form_of_democracy. So yes, Future_Democracy_is, in_the_most_positive_sense of_the_word, absolutely_an_anarchy. Yet_it_is no_implementation of_pre-existing anarchist_concepts, rather_critizises_these really_sharply as_being at_best_dilettantic, at_worst_unethical.  

β¬†οΈπŸš Aren't that all unrealistic_dreams?

β€ŒAll_achievements of_mankind had_been "unrealistic_dreams" before_their_fulfillment. That_man_could_fly one_day was_utter, actually_perilous crazy_talk β€” until_there_were reliable hot-air_balloons, airplanes,_helicopters. Without dreams, there_is no_chance_of_improvements. Yet_the_dream must_be_met with the appropriate competencies to_finally_become_reality. First read the_first_chapters_of_the_book, then_judge_for_yourself!  

β¬†οΈπŸŽ¨ Does the book seek_to_dictate how_people should_live?

Absolutely not: Both_goal and_path of Future_Democracy is_self-determination. To illustrate this with a metaphor: The_book provides all-round_optimal_painting_utensils, but_which_pictures you paint with_these, and_if_you_paint_at_all, is_everyone's_own_choice. The_book explains the_basics_of_"painting" and_then describes in_detail the_ideal_easel, luxury_paper, palette, quality_paint_brushes, quality_colors, and_so_on. Really fixedly_defined is for Future_Democracy only the essential_basic_structure, being_explained fully_transparently in_the_book and never_forced_on_anyone, as_it_can exist_and_grow within_any_other_system without_provoking_confrontations:
  1. as the guiding_principle for_everything: self-determination by_self-administration in_self-responsibility
  2. an always ethical and strategic_orientation that abstains_from all_manipulation, force, and_violence
  3. collaborating administrative_sectors_(ASecs) in_which each_person has at_all_times full_say, but_nobody_ever is_forced_to_contribute_to
  4. solving disputes within_the_ASecs via_the_method_of Collective Competency_Development
  5. the three core_ASecs System_Performance (self-regulation), Education, and_Conflict-Solving
  6. trading and_money are only used as a backwards-compatible_interface to_the_old_system, never_however_inside_of Future_Democracy, where_instead everything is_done manipulation-free via_real_cooperation
  7. the federalist_construction from_the_buttom_up by_cooperating autonomous_entities (Groups, Communes, Associations, Unions, Regions, Federations, and_worldwide_cooperation)
But everything_else, the_vast_majority_of_pages of_the_book, is_know-how, recommendations, suggestions and_ideas, but_no_must!  

β¬†οΈπŸ›‘οΈ Is Future Democracy legal_and_safe in_my_country?

That's the very idea. Future_Democracy_doesn't_fight against_the_old_system, it_overcomes_it by_wisely_adapting_to_it while_doing_everything_effective to_bring_real_progress that_is_safely_possible from_within_the_local_system. Not_overstepping the_lines_of_law_and_morals where_you_are_living belongs_to the_self-responsibility_part of_Future_Democracy. In_some_countries, progress_can_be_fast, in_others_it_must_be_slow. Do_never_endanger yourself_or_others! There's_always_room for_improving_society, everywhere_in_the_world! The strategy of Future_Democracy is to advance_society from_within, without_causing_any_damage, and_without_threatening anyone, neither_directly with_violence or_stress, nor_indirectly with disadvantageous developments. Future Democracy uses neither_violence nor_force nor_manipulation, it_is_fully_transparent, fully_non-confronting, and_marked_by respect_and_goodwill for_all_people. From natural law, and_often_also from a_country's_constitution, follows_that while_each_state of_course must_protect_itself against_negative_developments, it_should_never_hinder, but_support positive_developments. Where freedom, democracy, and_peace are generally_accepted_values, it_is_of_course much_easier_to_show that Future_Democracy is_no_threat for_the_old_system, but_is_its logical_and_consequent continuation_and_perfection. What once could_be claimed_to_be the_freest, most_democratic, and_best-ordered_system, could_turn_out_to_have_been actually_very_unfree, undemocratic, and_chaotic, at_least_in_hindsight. In more dogmatic, backwards_systems that_exert_even_more totalitarian_control over_the_population by_authoritarian_rule (often_linked_closely_to_religion), do_use_of_Future_Democracy what_you_safely_can to_improve_your_own_life, but_be_extra_patient and_careful regarding bigger_societal_changes. Keep_pushing_for_progress as_softly_as_necessary. And_it_will_come.  

β¬†οΈπŸŽ© Won't the rich and powerful try to prevent this?

No, especially not_all_of_them. Riches_and_power are only means_to_an_end, behind_which there_always_stand deeper human_motives. Who_owns_riches_or_power nearly_always also_has_through_them much_more_time for deep_thinking, dealing_with_higher_questions, and_strategically planning_for_the_future. Future Democracy finally offers a positive_way_out from the reasonable_fear of_all_who_are_rich or_powerful, to_become_a_victim of_violence_up_to_murder, or_of_falling to_the_very_bottom of_poverty and complete_social_isolation, which_continuously threatens_them from_the_masses of_the_less_wealthy and_the_powerless in_the_form_of revenge_or_envy. The world can take very_different_paths, and_this_uncertainty brings_about_fear. Everyone_rich_or_powerful is_thus_best_advised to_support_Future_Democracy as_much_as_they_can, since_it_means_the_by_far most_constructive and_safest_development. For all times secured all-round optimal_supplies in_everything_you_need, always_surrounded by true_friends who like_and_appreciate you really as_yourself (instead_of_just seeing_your_status and only wanting_some_of_it), escaping_the mobile_prison of_permanent security/bodyguards_cover, being_able_to really_freely go_anywhere and live_a_free_life, feeling_part_of_a_whole that_works_fascinatingly and_in_which you_have countless interesting_possibilites β€”_all_that_are very_worthwile_perspectives for_the_rich_and_powerful and_their_offspring. That particularly also the_life of_the_rich_and_powerful is_far_from_ideal in_the_old_system, and_is_often marked by fears and existential_questions, becomes_apparent when you consider how_many_of_them resort_to taking hard_drugs and follow_crazy_ideologies. They_so_far_lacked at_least_as_much as_everyone_else a_positive_orientation and a_real_future_perspective. Especially people who_are rich_and_powerful can_help Future_Democracy even_faster_on_its_way by_using_their_resources for_this_cause, and_by_winning_over more_and_more others_who_are also_rich_and_powerful, to_join_in_likewise.  

β¬†οΈπŸ”­ Why "Future" Democracy? I_want_it_already_today!

The name differentiates against_what so_far was_considered_democracy, and_it_shows a positive_future_orientation. Of_course_it_shall become_reality and_not_remain_forever a_mere_vision of a_better_future_someday. Either way, Future_Democracy is_the_future_of_mankind, if_mankind_does_not destroy_itself. Only you decide whether already_you_yourself will_live_in_it.  

β¬†οΈπŸŽ Why is the_book available_for_free?

The book contains solid_arguments for_that mankind must completely_overcome_money β€” of_course_step_by_step and_with_care. It_would_be_inconsequential to _demand_money for_the_book.  

⬆️πŸͺ So what's the_catch?

The catch is that_you must_read at_least the_first_90_pages of_the_book to_fully_understand_the_concept; after_all_it's_about a complete_society_structure, from_A_to_Z. This_takes_time and_focused_concentration. And then you need to get_active_yourself, apply_what_you've_read for_your_own_goals, nothing_will_happen_by_itself. β€”_But_the_book can_assist_you like_a_good_coach, with_the_chapter Getting_Started β€” Your_Instructions.  

β¬†οΈπŸ“š Is there also a_printed_version of_the_book?

No, not_yet. Currently the PDF gets updated_still_so_frequently that_a_printed_edition would_be_out_of_date within_weeks. If_ever_there_will_be a_printed_version, you_will_of_course still_get the_PDF_always_for_free.  

β¬†οΈπŸŒ In which languages is_the_book_available?

Only in English and German; other_languages are_not_planned. Educated_people_worldwide should_understand_English. The_German_version exists because the_author is of German_descent.  

⬆️ℹ️ Who can I contact when_I_have further_questions (or_good_ideas)?

You can contact_the_admin via_the email_contact_form β€Œ T β†’tmtyl.Future-Democracy.net β€”_or_you_use the_big online_community β€Œ D β†’Future-Democracy.net (forums,_chat, and_private_messaging).
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